Developed in association with the
Indiana University Digital Library Program,
the Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database documents more than three-quarters of
a century of opera, operetta and musical comedy telecasts produced in the United States.
The database traces performance programming from early presentations on experimental TV
stations to current live and recorded productions released on broadcast and closed
circuit television, cable, home video and webcasts.
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Photo: Metropolitan Opera Archives
NBC Television Studio, Radio City, New York, March 10, 1940. The Metropolitan Opera on TV for the first time
performing an abridged version of Pagliacci. Photo shows Hilda Burke (Nedda), George Cehanovsky (Silvio),
and conductor Frank St. Leger.